appetizer


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ap·pe·tiz·er

 (ăp′ĭ-tī′zər)
n.
A food or drink served usually before a meal to stimulate the appetite.

appetizer

(ˈæpɪˌtaɪzə) or

appetiser

n
1. (Cookery) a small amount of food or drink taken to stimulate the appetite
2. any stimulating foretaste

ap•pe•tiz•er

(ˈæp ɪˌtaɪ zər)

n.
1. a small portion of a food or drink served at the beginning of a meal to stimulate the appetite.
2. a sample of something that stimulates a desire for more.
[1860–65]
aperitif, appetizer - An aperitif is a drink to stimulate the appetite and an appetizer is a food that does this before a meal.
See also related terms for stimulate.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.appetizer - food or drink to stimulate the appetite (usually served before a meal or as the first course)appetizer - food or drink to stimulate the appetite (usually served before a meal or as the first course)
course - part of a meal served at one time; "she prepared a three course meal"
antipasto - a course of appetizers in an Italian meal
canape - an appetizer consisting usually of a thin slice of bread or toast spread with caviar or cheese or other savory food
cocktail - an appetizer served as a first course at a meal
hors d'oeuvre - a dish served as an appetizer before the main meal
crudites - raw vegetables cut into bite-sized strips and served with a dip

appetizer

noun hors d'oeuvre, titbit, antipasto, canapé Seafood soup is a good appetizer.
Translations
aperitivpředkrm
appetitvækkerforret
aperitif
lystauki, lystaukandi forréttur
aperitívpredkrm
aperitifiştah açan şeymeze

appetizer

[ˈæpɪtaɪzəʳ] N (= drink) → aperitivo m; (= food) → aperitivo m, tapas fpl (Sp), botanas fpl (Mex), bocaditos mpl (Peru)

appetizer

[ˈæpɪtaɪzər] n
(= snack) → amuse-gueule m
(= drink) → apéritif m
(= starter) → entrée f

appetizer

n (= food)Appetitanreger m; (= hors d’oeuvre also)Vorspeise f, → Appetithappen m; (= drink)appetitanregendes Getränk

appetizer

[ˈæpɪtaɪzəʳ] n (food) → stuzzichino; (drink) → aperitivo

appetite

(ˈӕpitait) noun
a desire for food. Exercise gives you a good appetite.
ˈappetizer, ˈappetiser noun
(especially American) something eaten or drunk before or at the beginning of a meal in order to increase the appetite. They ate smoked salmon as an appetizer.
ˈappetizing, ˈappetising adjective
which increases the appetite. an appetizing smell.

appetizer

n aperitivo, alimento que promueve el apetito.
References in classic literature ?
Bowing to right and left to the people he met, and here as everywhere joyously greeting acquaintances, he went up to the sideboard for a preliminary appetizer of fish and vodka, and said to the painted Frenchwoman decked in ribbons, lace, and ringlets, behind the counter, something so amusing that even that Frenchwoman was moved to genuine laughter.
So, from just below the elbow he stripped the bone clean to the articulation of the wrist-joint, where his teeth met and my good right hand became his for an appetizer.
Whether you're having a few adult friends over for a party or feeding packs of hungry trick-or-treaters, there are several appetizer recipes that are scary-good and will have your guests impressed and going back for seconds.
Frozen snack and appetizer sales are somewhat frozen, but better-for-you varieties, more ethnic offerings and the right marketing have the potential to heat them up.
com)-- The Appetizer Store is gearing up for an exciting and busy summer as more and more people are choosing to stay home and party in their backyards.
750 Best Appetizers From Dips & Salsas to Spreads & Shooters offers a range of appetizer options in some 16 chapters built around specific types of dishes, from dips to ingredients such as cheese.
Drawing upon culinary traditions of Japanese cuisine which have been adapted for American kitchens, "Easy Japanese Cooking: Appetizer Rex" is the fifth title in an impressive series of cookbooks specifically designed with the novice family cook in mind.
Label three empty containers as Appetizer, Main Dish, and Dessert.
When sampling, however, explain what many of the appetizer terms mean.
This shrimp appetizer with special sauce is served at Blue in Agoura Hills.
Bold and fresh as the name suggests, Extra Virgin is a youthful Chicago eatery with an upscale attitude, right down to the cleanly creative build-your-own appetizer offerings.
Back when mixed green salads and soups du jour reigned supreme, the most arresting aspect of a menu's appetizer section was the irony of it all.